Tengu Models are one of my favourite miniatures companies for making 28mm scale zombies. I've been wanting to show Zlinko and Zopov for some time now but I've held back. I'm glad I did as Tengu have just recently added a third zombie clown called Bubo.
At the far left of these two photos is BH08A Zlinko. He comes in four parts - body, legs and left arm along with separate pieces for his head, right arm and bow-tie. I think it's nice that Iain Colwell, who runs Tengu Models, has named all of the clowns. It's not often you see named zombies and it is something I approve of. His wounds are numerous. Starting from the top and working down, he has a cut to the forehead, a small hole in his right shoulder, a big bullet wound in his back, a bite taken out of his lower left arm as well as a bite to his lower left leg. In addition, I have smeared his hands in gore. All in all, he is a quite frightful sight.
In the centre of the group is BH08B Zopov. He is very similar to Zlinko in that both figures share the same body. However, his head and right arm are different and he comes with a big kipper tie rather than a bow-tie. I must admit that there was a temptation to paint this guy up as Ronald McDonald as there is a passing resemblance but instead I copied Iain's colour scheme. Obviously, sharing the same body as Zlinko many of his wounds are similar. However, his head is unmarked and a bite has been taken out of his right arm. He carries a severed right arm in his right hand.
The newest figure to Tengu's range of zombies is this obese monstosity, HB09 Bubo the Clown. He comes in two parts. The lower left arm and trumpet are a separate piece. I pinned this piece in place before gluing to give it a stronger bond. What makes this zombie truly disgusting are the amount of festering pustules scattered all over his body. He only has one visible wound - a large bite to his lower right leg. I have added blood dribbling from the corners of his mouth. Note how the sole is coming away from his left shoe. This guy is the stuff of nightmares!
A lot of people find clowns to be scary. So what could be even more frightening than zombie clowns? These aren't the first zombie clowns to be sculpted in this scale (I've already reviewed one by Mega Miniatures) but in my opinion, they are the best. Although Zlinko and Zopov share the same body with the separate components and different paint jobs they don't look alike at all. Bubo is my favourite out of the three because he looks so gross.
Prices for these zeds are £3.50 each for Zlinko and Zopov and £5.00 for Bubo the Clown. They are well worth adding to anyone's zombie horde.